Rodrigo Zepeda is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Storm-7 Consulting. He is an expert consultant who specialises in derivatives and banking and financial services law, regulation, and compliance. He is an expert in a very broad range of regulatory compliance frameworks such as FATCA, the OECD CRS, MiFID II, MAD 2 MAR, PSD2, CRD IV, Solvency II, OTC Derivatives, CCP Clearing, PRIIPs, BRRD, AML4, and the GDPR.
He holds a LLB degree, a LLM Masters degree in International and Comparative Business Law, and has passed the New York Bar Examination. He was an Associate (ACSI) of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment from 2004 to 2014 and is now a Chartered Member (MCSI).
He has created and delivered numerous conferences and training courses around the world such as 'FATCA for Latin American Firms' (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Panama City, Panama), 'MiFID II: Regulatory, Risk, and Compliance (London), and 'Market Abuse: Operational Compliance' (London), 'AEOI (FATCA & CRS)' (Manama, Bahrain). He has also delivered numerous In-House Training Courses around the world to major international financial institutions such as The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (MiFID II: Operational Compliance, Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates), the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment (MiFID II: Final Review, London), CAF, the Development Bank of Latin America (Swaps and Over-the-counter Derivatives, Lima, Peru), Rothschild Investment Management (UK) Limited (AEOI (FATCA & CRS), London) and Bethmann Bank AG (MAD 2 MAR, Frankfurt).
He is a Reviewer for the Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance and has also published widely in leading industry journals such as the Capco Institute's Journal of Financial Transformation, the Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, as well as e-books on derivatives law. Noted publications include "Optimizing Risk Allocation for CCPs under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation"; "The ISDA Master Agreement 2012: A Missed Opportunity"; "The ISDA Master Agreement: The Derivatives Risk Management Tool of the 21st Century?"; "To EU, or not to EU: that is the AIFMD question"; and "The Industrialization Blueprint: Re-Engineering the Future of Banking and Financial Services?".
Joe Zepeda is Co-Founder and Operational Director of Storm-7 Consulting, and directs and supervises all marketing, public relations, global projects, and logistical and delegate-facing activities. He holds a BA degree in English Literature and Philosophy, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Publishing. Joe brings a wealth of professional experience from across the commercial, financial, and high-end recruitment sectors. He has previous appointment experience as a Senior Events Supervisor in New York; as an Executive at a National Embassy in London; as a Deputy Floor Manager, Team Leader and Senior Account Manager for British Gas Trading; a senior Global Headhunter for Parachute SAS; and as a consultant for Talent Management at Morgan Stanley in London.
He has extensive successful experience within appointments of effective implementation and management of specialist training vehicles, highly focused and effective learning and development global structures, and superior performance management schema. He has deep knowledge of varying operational frameworks and systems within different business units, and an exceptional knowledge base and experience of highly successful organisational strategies and models.
His impeccable client oriented focus has enabled him to forge strong lasting relationships based on mutual trust and confidence with managing directors, CEOs, and corporate leaders at the highest levels of industry, and has ensured effective delivery of pivotal S7C events around the world to major international financial institutions such as The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (MiFID II: Operational Compliance, Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates), the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment (MiFID II: Final Review, London), CAF, the Development Bank of Latin America (Swaps and Over-the-counter Derivatives, Lima, Peru), Rothschild Investment Management (UK) Limited (AEOI (FATCA & CRS), London) and Bethmann Bank AG (MAD 2 MAR, Frankfurt). It is his dedication to client excellence and focus on highest calibre performance that he brings to all Storm-7 Consulting events, products and services worldwide.